The business of church

Some years ago I worked for a Christian international relief and development organization.

A response to grace

The moderator’s column provides a retelling of Jesus’ appearance before Pilate at the Festival of Unleavened Bread (Mark 15: 1-15) using a football analogy.

A united journey

By Penny Mulvey On 17 March, Uniting Church members from across the nation will begin a week of prayer and fasting for justice for our First Peoples.

A holiday break often brings much needed perspective. To be removed from the daily demands and placed into a different context can bring with it rest and renewal.

Your voice

By Penny Mulvey What role does a church newspaper play? Whose interests does it serve? Newspapers are defined by their very name – the purveyors of news, and news is basically the

When words fail

Journalists and communications specialists are immersed in a world of words. We recognise the power of carefully chosen, well nuanced words.

Hope and healing

By Penny Mulvey On Friday 20 September, 15 people died in a bomb attack in a Sunni mosque in Iraq.

Dark days

By Penny Mulvey These are dark days for our nation. No longer are we a place that welcomes strangers. No longer do we model hospitality and compassion.

Australia’s shame

By Penny Mulvey On Tuesday 23 July, approximately 370 thousand babies were born throughout the world.

July editorial

By Penny Mulvey Politics can be grubby. Certainly the leadership spill of 26 June seemed cynical and disheartening.